Fezzik In Paris

Two Americans, three cats, and too many places named "de Gaulle"

While not as arresting as Versailles (but then again, what is?), it is immediately apparent why Fouquet wound up in prison along with the man in the iron mask while his architect (Le Vau), gardener (Le Nôtre), and painter (Le Brun) were immediately approipriated by Louis XIV and put to work on designing Versailles (that, and the fact that the minister of finance built this splendid little palace; this is 17th century Wolf of Wallstreet territory): both the château itself and the grounds on which it sits are stunning.

Combined with a repeat of the weather at Versailles (complete with rain), champagne, good food, and the ever-important fun gift shop, we had another excellent day.


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